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Poll: Tie education aid to teacher evaluations?

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo delivers his second State

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo delivers his second State of the State speech at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany. (Jan. 4, 2012) Photo Credit: AP

After experiencing painful state aid cuts last year, Long Island school districts are due some modest relief next year -- an increase of about $56.3 million in operating funds regionwide.

But the extra assistance proposed Tuesday by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo comes with strings attached.

For starters, districts risk losing much of their new aid if they fail to put stricter teacher-evaluation systems in place by next January. Vote below.

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